Mikhail Gorbachev Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Mikhail Gorbachev quotes, Mikhail Gorbachev sayings, and Mikhail Gorbachev proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late. Mikhail Gorbachev
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences Mikhail Gorbachev
Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life. Mikhail Gorbachev
We need a new environmental consciousness on a global basis. To do this, we need to educate people. Mikhail Gorbachev
It is a worthy reward for his efforts over many years. He is a man who does his job solidly and responsibly. Mikhail Gorbachev
It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction. Mikhail Gorbachev
Those who are late will be punished by life itself. Mikhail Gorbachev
The world's deteriorating ecology poses as great a danger to mankind today as did the nuclear standoff between the superpowers at the height of the Cold War. Mikhail Gorbachev
If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum. Mikhail Gorbachev
The forests of Russia and Brazil are the lungs of the Earth. Mikhail Gorbachev
The model of the consumer society is something that will one day end. My personal view is that too much consumption is wrong. Mikhail Gorbachev
Ideological and political intolerance, even with the best and most sincere intentions, produces results that are the direct opposite of those intended. Mikhail Gorbachev
Europeans can meet the challenges of the coming century only by pooling their efforts. We are convinced that what they need is one Europe — peaceful and democratic, a Europe that maintains all its diversity and common humanistic ideas, a prosperous Europe that extends its hand to the rest of the world. A Europe that confidently advances into the future. Mikhail Gorbachev
We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race. Mikhail Gorbachev
Today, peace means the ascent from simple coexistence to cooperation and common creativity among countries and nations. Mikhail Gorbachev
We must speak far more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren't enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage. Mikhail Gorbachev
To me Nature is sacred; trees are my temples. Mikhail Gorbachev
Those who are late will be punished by life itself. Mikhail Gorbachev